Enlargement of NATO

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says that Turkey will oppose Sweden and Finland's applications to join NATO, asserting that the countries are "guesthouses for terrorist organisations", without giving details. Turkey has repeatedly criticized Sweden and other Western European countries for its handling of organisations labeled terrorist by the Turkish government, including the Kurdish militant groups PKK and YPG, and the followers of U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen.